Ray Stephen Oche

Ray Stephen OcheHis African Name Owoicho Oche means: "God is the King".

Ray Stephen Oche is singer, drummer, flutist and mainly trumpet player from Nigeria. From the late 50s he spent time in Ganha meeting famous drummer Guy Warren "who is supposed to have deliver him the secret of the authentic african rythms" , toured in Sierra Leone with "Outer Space" band, went to Senegal and Gambia. He arrived in Paris in 1965 and played in Europe, worked with ORTF. Matumbo, name of his band on this record means in Angola: "gifted with various talents".